GOLDEN BEACH (CBS4) – A former Miami Beach police chief and the current Miami Beach police chief are among the six finalists vying to lead the Golden Beach police department, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.

The finalists are Carlos Noriega, current Miami Beach police chief; Donald DeLucca, former Miami Beach police chief; Rudy Herbello, interim town of Golden Beach police chief; Allen Siegel, Hollywood police major; and Lee Spector, former Fort Lauderdale police captain.

The 25-member department is recovering from its tarnished image after three of its officers were arrested for allegedly working off-duty overtime details while on-duty, a practice also known as double-dipping.

Jim Skinner, the town’s former police chief resigned in May and has since been reassigned to work in the Town Manager’s administrative office.

The new police chief would receive a salary that ranges from $80,000 to $100,000 per year. The town has about 1,200 residents.

Officers Yovany Diaz, 33; Omar Paez, 41 and Sgt. Lyndean Peters are all facing one count of organized scheme to defraud.

Additionally, Peters faces one count of grand theft, one count of insurance fraud and multiple counts of official misconduct.

All three men have been released on bond while they await trial.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed material for this report)


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